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Old 10-24-2002, 09:40 AM
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> A government which robs Peter to pay Paul
>can always depend on the support of Paul.
>--George Bernard Shaw
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> A liberal is someone who feels a great debt
>to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to pay off
>with your money.
>--G. Gordon Liddy
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> Democracy must be something more than two
>wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.
>--James Bovard (1994)
>
> Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer
>from poor people in rich countries to rich people in
>poor countries.
>--Douglas Casey (1992)
>
> Giving money and power to government is like
>giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.
>--P.J. O'Rourke
>
> Government is the great fiction, through
>which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of
>everybody else.
>--Frederic Bastiat
>
> Government's view of the economy could be
>summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax
>it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it
>stops moving, subsidize it.
>-- Ronald Reagan (1986)
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> I don't make jokes. I just watch the
>government and report the facts.
>--Will Rogers
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> If you think health care is expensive now,
>wait until you see what it costs when it's free.
>--P.J. O'Rourke
>
> If you want government to intervene
>domestically, you're a liberal. If you want
>government to intervene overseas, you're a
>conservative. If you want government to intervene
>everywhere, you're a moderate. If you don't want
>government to intervene anywhere, you're an extremist.
>--Joseph Sobran (1995)
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> In general, the art of government consists
>in taking as much money as possible from one party of
>the citizens to give to the other.
>--Voltaire (1764)
>
> Just because you do not take an interest in
>politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest
>in you.
>--Pericles (430 B.C.)
>
> No man's life, liberty, or property are safe
>while the legislature is in session.
>--Mark Twain (1866)
>
> Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you
>were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.
>--Mark Twain
>
> Talk is cheap-except when Congress does it.
>
> The government is like a baby's alimentary
>canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no
>responsibility at the other.
>--Ronald Reagan
>
> The inherent vice of capitalism is the
>unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent
>blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery.
>-Winston Churchill
>
> The only difference between a tax man and a
>taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin.
>--Mark Twain
>
> The ultimate result of shielding men from
>the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.
>--Herbert Spencer (1891)
>
> There is no distinctly native American
>criminal class save Congress.
>--Mark Twain
>
> There is only one basic human right, the
>right to do as you damn well please. And with it
>comes the only basic human duty, the duty to take the
>consequences.
>--P.J. O'Rourke (1993)
>
> We contend that for a nation to try to tax
>itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a
>bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.
>--Winston Churchill
>
> What this country needs are more unemployed
>politicians.
>--Edward Langley
>
> When buying and selling are controlled by
>legislation, the first things to be bought and sold
>are legislators. --P.J. O'Rourke



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How true.
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Daze, you sound like an "extremist"

Me too!
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Made my day, Baja - that one is going into the "keeper" file
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Cool...Glad you all enjoyed it...I love reading stuff like this!
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